Westfield Public Schools
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Westfield Public Schools
Westfield, Massachusetts

Job Details
Job ID: 4009285 Application Deadline: Posted until Filled
Posted: August 17, 2022 Starting Date: Immediately

Job Description
Westfield Public Schools is seeking qualified applicants for an Elementary Art Teacher.

This position will be assigned to multiple school locations.

Under the direction of authorized administrators shall:
  1. Teach knowledge and skills in art, including crafts, drawing, painting, lettering, design, commercial art, art history, and three-dimensional art to elementary students, utilizing the course of study adopted by the Westfield Public Schools and appropriate curriculum publications as guidelines in teaching individual course content
  2. Instruct students in citizenship and basic subject matter specified in state law and administrative regulations and procedures of the school district and administrative regulations and procedures of the school district
  3. Provide instruction by which students develop aesthetic concepts and appreciation and the ability to make qualitative judgments about art
  4. Demonstrate techniques in activities such as drawing, painting, and modeling, using standard and teacher-prepared instruction aids
  5. Develop instructional plans and organize class time to provide a balanced program of instruction, demonstration, and working time
  6. Provide individual and small group instruction in order to adapt the curriculum to the needs of students with varying intellectual and artistic abilities, and to accommodate a variety of instructional activities.
  7. Instruct students in proper care and use of tools and equipment.
  8. Plans and present art displays and exhibitions designed to exhibit students' work for the school and the community.
  9. Establish and maintain standards of student behavior needed to provide an orderly, productive classroom environment.
  10. Identify students needs, and cooperate with other professional staff members in assessing and helping students solve health, attitude and learning problems.
  11. Supervise students in out-of-classroom activities during the assigned work day.
  12. Participate in curriculum and other developmental programs.
  13. Maintain professional competence through in-service education.
  14. Participate in faculty committees and sponsorship of student activities.
  15. Work cooperatively with all aspects of the school administrative team/faculty and citizens to insure the highest quality of educational programs.
  16. Perform any other duties that may be assigned by the building principal or Superintendent of Schools.
This position is subject to grant funding.

The salary and terms of employment will be commensurate with the Westfield Education Association Unit A contract. Salary placement will be based on information contained in the application as submitted.

Performance on this job will be evaluated in accordance with the provisions of the Westfield School committee policy on evaluation.

Position Type: Full-time
Positions Available: 1

Equal Opportunity Employer
Westfield Public Schools is committed to maintaining a work and learning environment free from discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, pregnancy, gender, sexual orientation, marital/civil union status, ancestry, place of birth, age, citizenship status, veteran status, political affiliation or disability, as defined and required by state and federal laws.

Job Requirements
<b>ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS:</b> Work is generally conducted within school building. Ability to travel throughout the school building is necessary. Position involves sitting and the ability to travel from one place to another within the classroom. Work is light in nature with regular lifting of up to 10 pounds and occasional lifting of up to 25 pounds with some pulling and pushing or reaching above, generally of desk and file drawers. Frequent use of hands to operate keyboards and telephones and other office equipment. Regular attendance, on site, is an essential function of this job. <b>QUALIFICATIONS:</b> Certified as a Visual Art Teacher at the appropriate level by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education.
  • Citizenship, residency or work VISA in United States required

  • Application Questions
    This employer has requested that all applicants answer the following questions. It is highly recommended that you type any essays in a word processing program, save them, and then paste them on the proceeding job application page.
    1. Describe the skills or attributes you believe are necessary to be an outstanding teacher.
    Short Essay (Answer limited to 600 characters, including spaces)

    2. How would you address a wide range of skills and abilities in your classroom?
    Short Essay (Answer limited to 600 characters, including spaces)

    Contact Information
    Stacy Burgess, Principal
    148 Paper Mill Road
    Westfield, Massachusetts 01085
    Phone: 413-572-6519
    Fax: 413-572-6446
    Email: s.burgess@schoolsofwestfield.org